[torqueusers] osc mpiexec and torque4

Lloyd Brown lloyd_brown at byu.edu
Wed Jul 25 11:19:42 MDT 2012

I've heard through the grapevine that there's a torque release with a
number of bugfixes, due out at the end of July.  Maybe if you hurry, you
can get this in.

My guess is that, with less than a week 'till then, that'll be hard, but
you can try, right?

Lloyd Brown
Systems Administrator
Fulton Supercomputing Lab
Brigham Young University

On 07/25/2012 11:01 AM, Michael Jennings wrote:
> On Wednesday, 25 July 2012, at 12:48:54 (-0400),
> Doug Johnson wrote:
>> Has pbs_connect changed in torque 4?
> It has, indeed.  :-)
>> From the man page,
>>        If the parameter, server, is  either  the  null  string  or  a  null
>>        pointer,  a  connection  will  be opened to the default server.  The
>>        default server is defined by (a)  the  setting  of  the  environment
>>        variable PBS_DEFAULT which contains a destination, or (b) the desti-
>>        nation    in    the    batch    administrator    established    file
>>        {PBS_DIR}/default_destn.
> Ah, okay, sounds like mpiexec is relying on defined behavior that
> TORQUE is no longer properly handling.  I wrongly assumed passing NULL
> was an error; sorry!  :-]
> Comparing the code from the 2.5 branch and the 4.x branch, it looks
> like someone was trying to clean up/consolidate some code and
> overlooked the NULL/empty string case.
> The change I recommended in my previous e-mail should handle this just
> fine.  Brock, you may want to open a bug for this against TORQUE 4.
> Michael

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